Burwell estate proposal rejected by East Cambridgeshire District Council to be appealed by developer
Developers are to face off with council planners after proposals to build 160 houses in Burwell were turned down.
David Wilson Homes has appealed East Cambridgeshire District Council’s decision to reject plans to build an estate in the village, and will now appear at a public inquiry into the plans starting on Janurary 29 at Mandeville Hall.
In February district planners rejected the Midlands-based developers proposal to build 90 houses in Ness Road and 70 in Toyse Lane.
Planning officers had said it was outside of the village boundary, the land where the houses could be built makes a positive contribution to the area, and there were road safety concerns, too.
Cllr Lavinia Edwards with Cllr Bill Hunt recommended councillors refuse permission and were unanimously backed.
And Burwell’s parish council also objected to the plan.
East Cambridgeshire District Council no longer has a five-year housing supply, leaving plots of land which were previously considered outside of village boundaries open to new builds.
The six-acre plot has been in the crosshairs of developers for more than four years. In 2014, an application for 125 properties was made and later withdrawn and in June 2017 the district refused an outline application for residential use.